TCU retained its No. 4 ranking in the latest AP Top 25 poll on Sunday, but one voter still isn’t buying into the Horned Frogs despite a 7-0 start.
Rick Wright of the Albuquerque Journal voted TCU eighth on his ballot, behind one-loss Clemson and one-loss Ohio State.
Wright had three Big Ten teams – Penn State, Ohio State and Wisconsin — all in the top four. The Georgia Bulldogs and Miami Hurricanes were also ranked above the Horned Frogs, at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively.
Clemson was the only team ahead of TCU on the ballot to have a win over multiple currently-ranked opponents. The Tigers defeated No. 13 Virginia Tech and No. 19 Auburn earlier in the season. Georgia, meanwhile, defeated No. 9 Notre Dame on Sept. 9.
Wright’s top four teams – Alabama, Penn State, Ohio State and Wisconsin — have a combined zero wins over currently-ranked opponents. Alabama and Penn State defeated Florida State and Michigan, respectively, but both the Seminoles and Wolverines have dropped out of the AP Top 25 rankings since those matchups.
None of Miami or Wisconsin’s opponents have been ranked at the time of their matchups.
TCU has defeated ranked opponents in the form of both Oklahoma State and West Virginia this season. Both teams were still ranked in the latest AP Top 25 poll.
TCU will have a chance to defeat a third ranked-opponent on Saturday against No. 25 Iowa State. The Cyclones entered the AP Top 25 rankings for the first time since 2005 on Sunday.
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